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Big fat zero: BlackBerry U.S. market share hits rock bottom, survey says

BlackBerry may still have a presence in the enterprise, but among consumers it's a non-starter. At least there's nowhere to go but up.

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Once skyrocketing tablet sales growth sees a slowdown

Market-research firm IDC says that tablet shipments grew 28.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. That's a far cry from the 75.3 percent growth in sales during the 2012 fourth quarter.

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Android 4.4 OS inbound for HTC One, may follow for Galaxy S4

While there's no word on exact release timing, HTC says certification should be complete this week.

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Google Glass adds prescription lenses and a dash of style

At long last, Glass can double as proper glasses.

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Windows 8.1 Update 1: Everything we know so far

The next refresh of Windows will place more emphasis on desktop-friendliness, and it's said to be right around the corner.

BitTorrent throttling in U.S. creeps back up

Expect the legal setbacks to net neutrality to further complicate the matter of slower speeds when using BitTorrent.

Office Web Apps cuts through clutter with a new look and helpful feature-finder tool

"Tell Me" is kind of like Clippy, but actually useful.

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Chrome exploit can secretly listen to oblivious users

A Web developer has detailed how Chrome's speech recognition feature can be exploited to keep listening in on your conversations.

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Intel's itty-bitty NUC mini PC fattens up for full-sized storage options

The latest Next Unit of Computing is still tiny, it's just not as tiny as it was before.

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The 25 worst passwords of 2013: 'password' gets dethroned

The new champion isn't much better, though.

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Verizon Edge trade-in plan now lets you swap phones every month (with a catch)

Verizon tweaked the trade-in timing of its Edge plan, but the cost is still sky-high.

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HP Chromebook 11 with 4G LTE pops up at Best Buy

It's unclear when this Chromebook will be more widely available, but expect online sales to begin soon.

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Lose the Force, Luke: Fitbit hands out refunds to Force users with rashes

A small number of Fitbit Force users have developed blisters or nasty rashes. Should you be worried?

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Motorola brings hands-free texting to Moto X and Droids

Users of these phones can now reply directly to incoming text messages by voice.